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Redwoods’ second-half rally falls short against SWOCC

first_imgEUREKA >> Once the Corsairs were able to clean up their play after halftime, they were able to make a game of it.The only thing wrong was that they couldn’t completely get themselves out of the hole they dug themselves into in the opening 20 minutes.The College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team’s furious second-half rally came up just short, as the Corsairs dropped their first game of the 2016 Coach Tregs Corsair Classic 75-71 to Southwestern Oregon Community College on Friday night.“I …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

Mbombela: ‘Africa’s wildest stadium’

first_img2 October 2009 There’s certainly nothing conventional about Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit – dubbed “Africa’s wildest stadium”. The nickname’s not in reference to overly boisterous football fans; you’d be hard-pressed to find more laid-back, easy-going people than in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. Rather, the nickname refers to something South Africa, and Mpumalanga in particular, is world-renowned for – its abundant wildlife, which strongly influenced the design of the stadium. As World Cup visitors approach Mbombela Stadium in 2010 they will see giant orange “giraffes” standing ready to welcome them, in the form of the towering roof columns that dominate the stadium’s façade. The venue’s seating is criss-crossed black and white to resemble zebra prints, while traditional Ndebele paintings light up the stadium’s meeting rooms, foyer and lounge areas. And if the giant orange giraffes didn’t catch your eye, the stadium’s corridors light up with psychedelic green, yellow, blue and orange walls that will have World Cup players reaching for their designer shades next year. Conventional it certainly isn’t, but with its dollops of colour, flair and imagination, the stadium will certainly stand out during the world sport’s biggest showpiece. More than just an eye-catcher, however, the stadium is a fantastic, compact football venue, with great views and comfortable spaces for teams, spectators, media and broadcasters. With the pitch newly laid, its 43 540 permanent seats already installed, and public address system and giant screen in place, Mbombela Stadium is weeks away from completion and chomping at the bit to showcase its warmth, vitality and the vibrance of its people to the world. The future didn’t always look as bright, as the city authorities navigated a number of construction strikes and disputes. But despite the challenges, the city and the workers have created a real bushveld gem. “This is really exciting,” says Mbombela Mayor Lassy Chiwayo. “For us this is a story of commitment, resilience and hard work. There are many unsung heroes who have made this possible. I want to pay tribute to the construction workers and to the community, who threw their weight behind us. “This new baby towering above us symbolises hope,” says Chiwayo. “We’re hoping this tournament will act as a stimulus for economic and social development.” He said it was important to the city and province that its rich cultural diversity, preserved over many years, was showcased during the World Cup. And he added that with neighbouring countries Mozambique and Swaziland intimately involved, Mbombela was well-placed to deliver on South Africa’s promise of “a distinctively African World Cup”. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Start getting excited about SKA: Zuma

first_img9 October 2012South Africans should start getting excited about hosting what will be the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), says President Jacob Zuma.Zuma, making his first visit to the site where the core of the SKA will be constructed, in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape, said on Tuesday that hosting the SKA meant the country was on the cutting edge of science, adding that the project was receiving the full support of the government.Earlier this year, the SKA Organisation announced that South Africa and Australia would share the hosting of the most advanced scientific project in the world. The two biggest components of the SKA will be built in Africa, while one will be built in Australia. About 70% of the facility will be built in Africa.Both South Africa and Australia have been working on precursors to the SKA, the MeerKAT telescope and the six-dish SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) respectively.‘On the cutting edge of science’Zuma said that few would have thought such a massive development could take place in an area as remote as Carnarvon. He said it was proof that as a country, “we have made it”.SKA project director Dr Bernie Fanaroff told SAnews that with the completion of the SKA telescope, South Africa would be rated among the best in the field of science and technology, adding that the project would attract lots of foreign investment into the country.Fanaroff described the SKA project as the world’s biggest scientific instrument. “The project is going to reveal new things globally, and our young people will no longer have to travel to overseas to study science.”MeerKAT project taking shapeThe MeerKAT telescope is currently taking shape in South Africa’s Karoo region, with close to 100 young scientists and engineers working on the project. It will be the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere until the SKA is completed around 2024.Currently, seven fully operational dishes have been built in Carnarvon. By 2016, there will be about 64 dishes completed and operational and by 2024, it is expected that there will be about 2 000 dishes.Asked about the benefits of the project for the local community, Fanaroff said many residents had been employed to the project, and local businesses were receiving a boost by the many visitors to the area. Many tourists who wanted to visit the SKA were also supporting local accommodation establishments.Seventeen-year-old Jason Slaverse, a Grade 12 student at Carnarvon High, told SAnews on Tuesday that the SKA project had sparked his desire to pursue computer science as a career, although he has had a passion for science since he was young.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more


December 18, 2019 0